Glaciation: Definition, Periods & Causes


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Glaciers currently cover how much of the earth?

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1. The recession of the most recent period of intense glaciation coincided with the discovery and implementation of what human tool?

2. The last period of glaciation is termed the _ period.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the history of glaciation. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include how much of the earth is covered by glaciers and the correlation between settled agriculture and the most recent period of glaciation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The last period of glaciation
  • Geography of the last glacial period
  • Length of the last glacial period

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as apex and glacier
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history of glaciation lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the history of glaciation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about glaciers and how much of the earth they cover

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of glaciation, review the corresponding lesson called Glaciation: Definition, Periods & Causes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain exactly what glaciers are
  • Understand how glaciers affect climate and the ocean
  • Recognize the characteristics of the last period of glaciation
  • Identify the time frame of the last period of glaciation